Static IP's in Corel Linux

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Assigning a Static IP

In my opinion, if you're going to be using Corel Linux as a router/proxy to the Internet, then I would definitely assign the ethernet card that attaches to your network a static IP. It's common practice to assign an internal network with the IP of 192.168.0.1

The last number in the set, in this case 1, is very important. IP numbers for internal LAN's generally range between 192.168.0.1 and 192.168.0.254. Do NOT try and use 192.168.0.0 or 192.168.0.255. Both of these are reserved for network purposes. The 0 denotes the beginning network Range and 255 is for broadcasting. Clear as mud, right?

Ok, taking it step-by-step, here we go.

  1. Start by starting up the Control Center. It's located under the "Application Starter" menu.


  2. Now, the section we're concerned with is located under the "Network" branch. Look for the TCP/IP section and click on it.


  3. Once you click on the TCP/IP branch, you'll see the properties for TCP/IP show up in the right hand side of the window. Click on the "IP Address" tab.


  4. Here you want to choose "Specify static IP address", by clicking on the radio button beside it. Key in the IP address you want to assign to your Linux box. Pretty much duplicate the Subnet mask that you see above on yours. For the most part it will always be 255.255.255.0 .

  5. Once this is done click on the "Apply" button and then OK. In Linux these changes will take effect immediately.